|Max. warp:||warp 8.5|
|Armaments:|| 4 Type-VII phaser banks|
1 photon torpedo launcher
The Hellespont class was built to replace the aging Guardian-class and Majestic-class escorts. The design of the Hellespont shared several elements with other vessels of the time such as the Miranda-class. It consisted of a saucer section designed after that of the Constitution-class with a rectangular engineering hull attached to the aft center with the ship's impulse engines flanking the engineering section. The ship's nacelles are joined to the dorsal side of the engineering hull with some having a stabilizing bar joining the nacelles at their mid-point.
The class continued to serve until 2319 when Starfleet started to decommissioned the remaining vessels due to the decreased threat to shipping with the treaty between the Federation and Klingon Empire and the diminishing of the threat of Orion raiders in the first two decades of the 24th century.
|Bretha - Crimea - Hellespont - Matterhorn|